Grassroots effort

McCleary is fortunate to have access to the VFW hall for its community events. Regrettably over the years, the post has lost many of its members. Presently a new group of veterans is trying to restore the building and need the community’s help.

The Vet’s Hall is the go to place for all of us. It could be a wedding, funeral reception, Santa breakfast, dance, bingo or bake sale. The Vet’s Hall is a huge part of our community.

The Veteran’s Hall was built in November of 1955 and became a Veterans of Foreign Wars post the same year. VFW is a nonprofit service organization, established in May of 1936 for military veterans benefits, community service and VFW programs. No organization does more for veterans.

Recently the McCleary VFW replaced the roof to alleviate leaking problems at the hall at a huge cost. The hall still needs repainting on the outside and inside, and there are lighting and floor issues. Most importantly the acoustics will be fixed. Hooray!

Most of the work is being done by veterans and volunteers, but money is needed to help achieve these goals. Anything anyone could give would be beneficial to the organization. Your donation will be appreciated and will be of immense help in this endeavor.

Thank you for your support.

Orville “Russ” Russell


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